Developing school-pharmacist partnerships to enhance correct medication use and pain medication literacy in Taiwan

Fong Ching Chang, Hsueh Yun Chi, Li Jung Huang, Chun Hsien Lee, Jyun Long Yang, Ming Kung Yeh

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the health promoting school (HPS)-community pharmacist partnership program that promotes students' correct medication use and enhances pain medication literacy in Taiwan. Design: Pre- and post-studies and intervention/comparison group comparisons. Setting: Primary and middle schools, along with their communities, in Taiwan. Participants: In 2013, baseline and follow-up self-administered, online surveys were received from 5,373 students enrolled in intervention primary and middle schools and from 4,643 students enrolled in comparison primary and middle schools. Main outcome measure: The level of medication literacy, including correct medication use knowledge, self-efficacy, and skills. Results: The development and implementation of the HPS-community pharmacist partnership program in primary and middle schools significantly enhanced students' knowledge, self-efficacy, and skills in correct medication use and pain medication literacy (P <0.001). Conclusion: The HPS-community pharmacist partnership had a positive impact on enhancing correct medication use and pain medication literacy in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-602
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Pharmacists Association
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (nursing)
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology

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